Archives for posts with tag: Scarf

Street Portrait (for and of Pia), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Pia), 2014 –

Not strictly speaking in the street this shot – I spotted Pia outside Tate Modern on the South Bank of the Thames. She was easily the most stylish person there (and she’s a photographer too), and she was great about me taking a few shots. This was the third and final and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Pia! Hope you like your picture.

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 Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can follow the course of the conversation here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Marieangela), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Marieangela), 2014 –

Just to put you in the picture, London, this week is gloomy. There’s a lot of cloud and the light is a deep dark grey. It’s like walking around in gruel. So you can imagine my reaction on seeing Marieangela. I absolutely loved the way she looked and she was great about me taking a few shots. This was the fourth and final and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Marieangela! Hope you like your picture.

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Street Portrait (for and of Hiro), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Hiro), 2014 –

It was a funny day. The camera and I were not getting on as we usually do – I was ham-fisted, impatient and unfairly demanding. The camera was sulky, awkward and unfocussed. We had both pretty much thrown in the towel, when I spotted Hiro. I loved the way he was dressed and he was great about letting me take his photograph. What I did wrong I don’t know. The first two shots of Hiro were perfectly in focus. This is the third – it’s a bit “off”. Technically, it’s wrong, but it’s so much righter than the previous two shots – I think the softness lends the shot a bit of warmth and life. Anyway, thanks very much for stopping, Hiro! Hope you like your picture.

A few yards after leaving Hiro, I discovered the reason for the softness of the shot and corrected it. Minutes later, I found myself staring at Hiro’s name…

Hiro, 2014– Hiro, 2014 –

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If you are at all interested in self-portraits, I strongly recommend you visit Strata of the Self. If you would like to see more of my black and white photography, I have a picture in Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness over on Leanne’s superb blog.

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SONY DSC– Street Portrait (for and of Charlie McDonald), 2014 –

I was on Floral Street. Years ago, when I had the money I sometimes shopped there and I like to revisit old haunts even if I can no longer participate in any meaningful way. Charlie McDonald was walking towards me as I considered making for more familiar ground. So I switched tack, marched up to him and asked for a photograph. And to my relief he said yes. I loved his incredible scarf (well the whole look really). The first shot is the last one I took, and the second one is the first. Thanks very much for stopping, Charlie! Hope you like your pictures.

Street Portrait (for and of Charlie McDonald) #2, 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Charlie McDonald) #2, 2014 –

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If you are at all interested in self-portraits, I strongly recommend you visit Strata of the Self.

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Street Portrait (for and of Para), 2013

Para had stopped with two of her friends and they were trying to get their bearings, when I pounced. She was so nice about me taking the shots – it was quite an involved process of putting down bags, coffee etc. And it was cold. I loved the simplicity and elegance of her look. Thanks very much, Para! Hope you like your picture.

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As I was saying in my previous post, one of the pleasures of my street photography routine is using shuffle on my MP3 player. The song that was playing as I spotted Para was Hiding All Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, from their 2004 album Abattoir Blues.

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This post is dedicated to Ashley from Syncopated Eyeball. Do yourself a favour and check out her work. It’s ace!

Street Portrait (for and of Dennis) #1, 2013

Dennis was walking down Neal Street, London, UK, when I spotted him. It was the first cold day this year, and people were moving fast. So I was really lucky Dennis stopped. We had a brief chat, and I took three shots – this was the first. Thanks very much, Dennis! Hope you like your picture.

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Street Portrait (for and of Lucy), 2013

So I was stood on the corner of Shorts Gardens and Neal Street, and I’d been there for about ten minutes, watching the ebb and flow of late lunchers, fashionistas and the occasional cheesemonger. I was almost zoning out, but I kept an eye on Lucy, who I’d spotted very early on. She was standing outside what I’m sure used to be a kite shop, and she had been busy for the whole time I’d been there (although, I can’t remember with what). As soon as I thought she was done, I walked over and asked for a portrait. And she said yes! I loved the way she was dressed. But I really love her gaze in this shot. This was the first and best of five. Thanks very much, Lucy! Hope you like your picture.

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Street Portrait (for and of Valerie), 2013

OK, I have to admit I kind of stalked Valerie. I spotted her through the supermarket window and thought, “Wow, that is such a cool outfit!” So, I waited and waited while she rang her shopping through the automated till and then ran after her when she came out of the shop. This was a week or so ago, and I still think it’s an incredibly cool way to dress. And what a gaze. Thanks very much for agreeing to the shots, Valerie! I hope you like your picture.

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A quick shout to Richard, my cool collaborator, at CK Ponderings – we’ve just completed our twenty-fifth collaboration and he’s got a whole raft of great, atmospheric shots from Cuba going on. Check it out!

 

Street Portrait (for and of Amy), 2013

The same day I photographed Fabio and Flavio, I spotted Amy outside a shop on Longacre. She had what I thought of as a classic look with a twist – and I hope she won’t mind me saying this – the aura of a Hitchcock heroine. Well, style to spare! Thanks very much for letting me take the shots, Amy! Hope you like the picture.

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If you want to see all the street portraits (nearly) to date in one place, go here: http://tfipmremix.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/london-faces-remix/

Street Portrait (for and of Jon), 2013

Street Portrait (for and of Jon), 2013

Jon was minding his own business waiting for a theatre (typically, I can’t remember which) to open, when I bounced up and asked if I could take his picture. I love his style – there’s something quite futuristic about it (with very interesting details), while being completely of the moment. Anyway, thanks very much, Jon! Hope you like your picture.

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If you want to see all the street portraits to date in one place, go here: http://tfipmremix.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/london-faces-remix/